Reading Ahead of the Sound

As Music Teachers, we have all experienced new students, who are reluctant readers of music notation. Some students truly believe they are not able to read the notes on the page fast enough. Musical notation is only a graphic representation of sound. Music reading is not difficult or even impossible, it only takes work and discipline. Here is a little tick to work with: Always and forever, read one, two, or even three notes ahead of where you are playing. Practice, by having a friend or fellow musician cover the notes you are playing, hence motivating the eye to look ahead. The note that is sounding is NOT important, as far as reading, it is the note or series of notes that follow. Look ahead, and read like a PRO. let me know if it works for you. "Reading is Everything in a Musical Education..." P. Sheridan